I’m reciting the criterium of “Distinguished” like a mantra as I read these days. Is there anything in the book that makes it stand out, above and beyond the other books that I’ve read? Does it appear that the author has taken special care in crafting the story: in tone, in the way the sentences are structured, in developing a character, in shaping of the narrative: whether a made up story or a real telling of something in history or in current day life? Will it leave an indelible impression for a young reader who will, in his/her future, draw the memory of the book and to either relish the beauty of literature or capture a glimpse of revelation? Will I be able to promote it passionately, without doubt? To me, so far, there are about 5 outstanding, distinguished, remarkable titles while many others are just “really good.” I’m hungry for more.